"Very entertaining. Birders and nature lovers alike will enjoy this new twist on the cozy mystery." —The Mystery Reader
“A Rant of Ravens stars a gutsy heroine in fast-paced action with a chill-a-minute finale...enchant nature....A fine-feathered debut.” – Carolyn Hart, author of the Death on Demand and Henrie O mysteries
Rachel Stanhope, escaping from a failing marriage, seeks solace at her aunt’s ranch. There she is thrust into the colorful world of birdwatching. With a murder, lies, and secrets haunting her every move, she sets off to solve the mystery and clear her aunt’s good name.
Astor + Blue Editions is proud to release A Rant of Ravens (ISBN: 978-1-941286-29-6; Fiction/Cozy Mystery & Suspense/Nature), the debut mystery novel by award-winning author Christine Goff.
In an attempt to escape hellish matrimony, Rachel Stanhope sojourns to her Aunt Miriam’s ranch in Colorado in search of some peace and quiet. As a favor to her aunt, a bird enthusiast, Rachel agrees to host meetings of the local bird watching society. On her first expedition, however, instead of finding a LeConte’s sparrow, she makes a much more disturbing discovery—a dead body. Identified as a reporter for Birds of a Feather magazine, this man was trying to dig up troubling information on Miriam’s deceased husband and a bird trafficking scheme. Now sweet Aunt Miriam is the prime suspect in this fowl play.
Goff’s debut novel, A Rant of Ravens, delivers action-packed, captivating storytelling with the expertise of an experienced bird enthusiast. With the Rocky Mountain backdrop and fascinating birding society, this mystery is sure to keep you hooked until the very last page.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christine Goff is the award-winning author of the bestselling "Birdwatcher's Mystery" series. A former Colorado journalist, Goff is a Willa Literary and Colorado Authors’ League Fiction Award finalist. Named Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2002 Writer of the Year, her most recent work is a thriller set in Israel.